Paul Clipson Presents Subversive Documentaries

Tuesday, September 01, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

In this program of film shorts, experimental filmmaker (and SFMOMA's own head projectionist) Clipson screens high-art takes on low subjects. Luis Buñuel cast a surreal eye on rural poverty in Spain, Alain Resnais documents the lyricism of plastic, and Georges Franju upends nationalism and military glory. The museum would like to thank the Consulate General of France in San Francisco for its assistance and support of this program.


Paul Clipson, filmmaker

Additional Info

Las Hurdes (aka The Land Without Bread)
Luis Buñuel, 1933, 30 min., 16mm, b/w

Hotel des Invalides
Georges Franju, 1952, 22 min., 35mm, b/w

Le chant du Styrène
Alain Resnais, 1958, 19 min., 35mm, color, cinemascope

Image: George Franju, Hotel des Invalides (still), 1951. Photo courtesy Gaumont Films.